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April 23, 2014
Concord Monitor
- U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen touts energy efficiency bill at Earth Day event in Concord
- State’s bond outlook falls from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’
- NH Senate committee hears testimony on housing discrimination bill
- House committee votes to back domestic violence bill
- NH House to vote on reviving juvenile justice advisory board
- Brown attacks medical device tax in Salem visit
- Aggressive wildlife in NH attacking people and pets
- Communities clean up for Earth Day
- New Hampshire's bond outlook slips
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Terie Norelli, who broke ground in NH politics, set to retire
- UNH dumping of library books rile some professors
- Insurance department starts network rules review
- NH House voting on 4-cent gas, diesel tax hike
- Hassan: NH strong, growing stronger
Keene Sentinel
- Ayotte talks broadband, transportation legislation at Keene event
Nashua Telegraph
- Governor, House speaker back bill to increase minimum wage in NH
- NH House committee votes to kill Senate-passed casino bill
- S&P downgrades NH’s credit outlook to negative
- Ayotte visits Intel corp. talks Internet regulation, immigration
- Official: Education agency didn’t try to kill NH charter schools bill
- NH Senate panel hears tweaks to renter anti-discrimination bill
- Shortage of young people entering New Hampshire’s accounting industry is a worrisome trend
- Inside the buffer zone: A look at the NH bill to keep abortion protesters back
- House committee pans Senate-backed plan for two casinos
- Governor Hassan calls on Senate to increase minimum wage
- Record $2.25M in grants awarded to North Country
- Senate weighs in-state tuition for children of undocumented immigrants
- Wall Street bond firm gives NH negative outlook
Seacoast Online
- Hassan: 'State' of New Hampshire is 'strong'
- Gov. Hassan: High tech businesses need skilled workers
- Economist: Seacoast future looks bright
- Reams' attorney calls allegation against him 'scandalous'
- Ayotte: Medical device tax is 'onerous'
Union Leader
- Bond rating agency hammers NH state credit rating
- More than 100 NH doctors victims of identity theft, tax fraud
- Granite Status: Meet the Havenstein campaign team
- Lake Winnipesaukee ice-out expected today
- Cost of Affordable Care Act can slow growth, startup says
- House panel rejects Senate-backed casino bill
- 2nd Republican announces for retiring Odell's Senate seat
- Senate committee to vote on medical marijuana regulations

April 22, 2014
- Thousands of UNH library books found in dumpster
- NH runners happy to run Boston Marathon again
- Challengers trail incumbents in fundraising race
- NH House Speaker Norelli will not seek reelection
Union Leader
- GOP governor hopeful: Slots for charity
- Havenstein’s abortion stance scrutinized
- NH House Speaker Norelli won’t seek reelection
- Brush fire season begins in NH
- Tar-sands oil concern prompts letter from Congressional delegation
- Court to feds: Identify aliens arrested in NH
Seacoast Online
- Seacoast Science Center taking over seal rescue response duties
- Speaker of the NH House Terie Norelli won't seek re-election
- Casino likely topic of Hassan's 'State of the State' address
- House Speaker Terie Norelli will not seek re-election this fall
- Attorney General appeals to Supreme Court to keep Reams off the job
- Senate Finance Committee will take up minimum wage bill
- Massive tax fraud snares NH physicians
Nashua Telegraph
- Hollis residents raise concerns about pipeline proposal, citing effects on conservation land
- Opening at House speaker position with Terie Norelli announcement she will not run again
- Ticks are out there already and they consider you their food
Keene Sentinel
- Local ambulance services struggling to keep up with costs
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH panel making recommendation on casino bill
- Former New York mayor to speak in Concord
- NH to host panel on wildlife and global warming
- NH community colleges cut tuition
Concord Monitor
- Speaker Terie Norelli to retire after 18 years in NH House
- On the 44th Earth Day, littering still a problem in New Hampshire
- NH attorney general presses for lawyer’s removal

April 21, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH Senate to vote on fetal homicide bill
- Lawsuit against New Hampshire ski area dismissed
- Mount Washington Hotel’s role in 1944 conference to be discussed
Conway Daily Sun
- Boston stronger, one year later: Local runners reflect on tragedy as they prepare for 2014 race
- NH, Maine, Vt. develop $1.7M traffic management system
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NOAA: Be on the lookout for seal pups
Keene Sentinel
- NH Fish and Game warns about bears
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua family ready to move on after Boston Marathon bombings
- NH ranks high for students transferring out of state
Seacoast Online
- Gov. Hassan to address chamber Tuesday
Union Leader
- Havenstein: 'I'm a pro-choice Republican'
- Court case could determine 'basic' phone service
- Dartmouth president calls for end of high-risk behavior
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: It's time to make legislative sausage
- NH trooper refuses to be called hero
- Granite State group proposes student-centered learning

April 20, 2014
Seacoast Online
- High rents slam local work force
- Declaration of Excellence in the works at shipyard
- NH House to vote on 4 cent gas, diesel tax hike
Union Leader
- Groton Wind farm operator agrees to meet state demands
- Veterans applaud news of VA opening clinics in Berlin, Colebrook
Concord Monitor
- One year after marathon bombings, Concord’s Bauman family reflects on tragedy, community support
- Capital Beat: Death penalty repeal, marijuana decriminalization may not be dead just yet
- Five announce candidacy for Rockingham County attorney
Nashua Telegraph
- Advocates unveil PSAs to highlight teen substance abuse
- NH better than most offering locally grown foods; holds third place in latest ‘locavore’ ranking
- Ayotte stops in Nashua at major employer, Dell
- Legislation to repeal the death penalty fails in the state Senate

April 19, 2014
- Presidential primary poll shows leader in 1 party, crowd in other
- Six-term state Sen. Bob Odell says he will not seek re-election
Union Leader
- Mt. Washington warning: Spring a time of danger
Seacoast Online
- Death penalty debate humbles NH lawmakers
- NH ski areas enter last weekend of season
- UNH to put $54M toward buildings and pool
- NH Senator Odell announces retirement
- Labor strikes back by taking fight to the states
Nashua Telegraph
- NH Senate president blocks marijuana decriminalization bill
- Manchester ranks in top 30 cities in the nation for solar power, sort of
Keene Sentinel
- Kuster tours Gilsum company to promote new economic agenda
- Longtime state senator announces he won't seek reelection
Foster's Daily Democrat
- USNH trustees OK funds for outdoor pool, other projects
- Shaheen discusses recreation, job creation, preservation, at NEMO facility
- Fast-changing weather is one of '603 Reasons' NH is special
- WWI veteran's family gets new Purple Heart
Concord Monitor
- Hikers take to White Mountains for final winter fix
- Animal rescue groups: Too many bunnies abandoned after Easter
- Community Development Finance Authority announced new executive director

April 18, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH Senate rejects effort to repeal death penalty
- NH Senate approves hand-held cell phone ban
- NH Senate votes to repeal the crime of adultery
- NH Senate refuses to consider marijuana bill
- NH judge rejects challenge to auto dealers law
- NH Senate splits on death penalty repeal
- NH Senate OKs hands-free cellphone bill
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH officials wary of new opioid painkiller Zohydro
- Meet the Chinook — New Hampshire’s state dog
- NH ski areas facing last weekend of season
- Group to discuss conservation fund's importance
Keene Sentinel
- Death penalty stays in NH as Senate vote ties
Nashua Telegraph
- With Kelly Ayotte’s backing, state Senate again ends attempts to repeal death penalty
- Put down that cellphone: NH Senate passes bill to ban handheld use while driving
- Public-private partnership sees a big future for NH wood
- Morse voices doubts on NH jobless benefits hike
- NH Senate votes to leave death penalty intact
- Hand-held cellphone ban clears NH Senate
- Has NH become a 'dumping ground' for wolf dogs?
Seacoast Online
- Tie vote in Senate prevents death penalty repeal
- NH Senate refuses to consider marijuana bill
- Senate votes to repeal crime of adultery in NH
- Cellphone ban for drivers approved in NH Senate
Union Leader
- Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire
- Ski area manager says ACA may cut season short
- Senate votes to ban hand-held cellphone use in cars; bill heads back to House
- NH Senate upholds death penalty
- Scott Brown to get paid for hedge fund speech in Las Vegas
- Senate kills marijuana decriminalization bill
- Senate approves bill banning hand-held cellphone use
- Poll shows NH residents approve of Gov. Maggie Hassan
- NH to open two new veterans clinics

April 17, 2014
Union Leader
- Students say they want to change the face of Belmont Red Raiders mascot
- Havenstein announces for Republican nomination in governor's race
- Granite Status: Havenstein talks tax stance to make position clear
- Tuition to go down 5 percent at community colleges
- Top court hears NH tax credit case
- Death penalty repeal bill heads to NH Senate
- Havenstein officially in GOP race for governor
Concord Monitor
- NH students acknowledge danger of ‘polar plunge’; search for missing man put on hold
- Havenstein, NH Republican gubernatorial candidate, builds platform on economic growth, jobs
- NH community colleges reduce tuition by 5 percent
- NH Supreme Court hears dispute over education tax credit
- Bill seeks New Hampshire paint disposal program
- NH Senate panel takes up medical registry bill
Conway Daily Sun
- Water is rising; flood watch in effect
- Gas tax hike advances in NH House
- Havenstein announces bid for governor
- Sapareto to seek Senate seat held by Rausch
Foster's Daily Democrat
- New Hampshire hospitals share innovations
- Death penalty repeal comes down to deciding vote
- Senate voting on hand-held cellphone ban
Nashua Telegraph
- Sea of spinning pinwheels at Statehouse represent children victims of sexual abuse
- New GOP face, former BAE boss, gets into race for governor
- New Hampshire community college system cuts tuition 5 percent
- NH House approves bill banning credit history use in hiring, firing, promoting
- Scholarship tax credit attracts a crowd to NH Supreme Court
- NH community colleges to cut tuition by 5 percent next year
- Havenstein says he's ready (and eligible) to run for governor
- Groton Wind and state reach agreement on turbine fire safety
Seacoast Online
- NH gun safety group buoyed by billionaire's pledge
- Splaine urges repeal of NH death penalty
- Poll: Gov. Hassan gets good rating, GOP names little-known
- NH argues no state money goes to scholarships

April 16, 2014
Concord Monitor
- Shaheen thanks NH police who responded to Boston Marathon bombing
- Groups weigh in on education tax credit challenge
- NH House committee hears testimony on domestic violence bill
- Polar Plunge dare concerns police, school officials
- NH Senate to decide on death penalty repeal
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Senate panel takes up medical registry bill
- Supreme Court to hear school tax credit challenge
- Businessman Havenstein to enter NH governor's race
- Bill establishes NH paint disposal program
Nashua Telegraph
- NH High Court rules liquor agency in violation of Right-to-Know on Law Warehouse request
- School day lengthened by 12 minutes in Nashua to prevent last day of school from falling on a Monday
- NH House committee recommends gas tax increase that would remove Merrimack exit toll
- Senator calls for fix to replace tax collected from hospitals
- Kuster addresses gender inequality, abortion at Nashua Community College
- Shaheen tours downtown non-profit getting makeover with federal funds
- UNH poll: Obama’s approval rating continues to drop in NH
- NH House panel give green light to B corp bill
- Amid opioid crisis, lawmakers will consider banning a new painkiller
- Sen. Shaheen meets with Boston Marathon responders
- NH unemployment rate falls in March
- Telemedicine opening new avenues for NH patients and providers
- Education tax credit challenge to be heard in NH Supreme Court
- Joint committee OKs 4.2 cent gas tax hike
- Public counsel: Hearings on widening road to wind turbines should be held in Coos
- NH officials warn teens of dare: 'Polar Plunging'
Seacoast Online
- Portsmouth vindicated in fight with DES
- Judge dismisses suit filed by cities against EPA
- New Hampshire lawmakers request federal rail analysis
- NH education tax credit challenge draws national interest
- New Hampshire mulls immunity to stop unfit drivers
Union Leader
- Officials say Northfield man presumed drowned after 'Polar Plunge'
- Manchester settles with federal civil rights agency over minority students in advanced courses
- Lawmakers fight to find Medicaid fix
- NH officers thanked for their help in bombing's aftermath
- Legislative committees move 4.2-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase closer to reality
- Rivers could flood Lebanon, other parts of NH
- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen thanks New Hampshire's first responders

April 15, 2014
- Firefighters battle brush fires around NH
- Brown raises money at impressive pace over 16 days
- Kuster raises $400k for re-election campaign
Union Leader
- Poll: More than 25% haven't heard of Northern Pass; mixed attitudes for others
- NH doctors: There's more to Medicare list than meets the eye
- AMC ready for start of 2014 season in NH's outdoors
- Rep. Shea-Porter honored for efforts to aid in health care by National Association of Community Health Centers
- NH plans to appeal hospital tax ruling
- As Senate takes up death penalty, committee vote could be key
- Online ads promise to help residents get medical marijuana cards that don't exist yet
- Customer migration from PSNH eases a big
Nashua Telegraph
- PolitiFactNH: NHGOP says Jeanne Shaheen votes with Obama 99 percent of the time
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Fire crews hope rain cuts brush-fire danger
- New Hampshire mulls immunity to stop unfit drivers
- NH officials warn teens of dare: 'polar plunging'
- Shaheen thanking NH police who responded to Boston
- Study: More warmer, wilder weather expected
Conway Daily Sun:
- Chief justice: Felony cases take too long
Citizen of Laconia
- Scott Brown tours Veterans Home
Concord Monitor
- State senate committee to weigh temporary ban on new painkiller
- New Hampshire ready to start 2 new drug courts
- Dartmouth battles online ads claiming campus ‘rape problem’

April 14, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH bat survey: Fungal disease decimates population
- New Hampshire ready to start 2 new drug courts
- Vt. Sen. Sanders speaks in NH as he mulls 2016 run
Citizen of Laconia
- State surveys senior oral health
- NH firefighters prepare for brush fires
Keene Sentinel
- Area programs aim to give more class time to teachers in training
Nashua Telegraph
- Senate committee to discuss ban on powerful painkiller Zohydro on Tuesday
Seacoast Online
- NH moves to nix adultery as a crime
Union Leader
- A warm, official welcome for New Hampshire's 237th
- Burton remembered for service, loyalty
- Report: NH residents need more fruit, veggies

April 13, 2014
Nashua Telegraph
- High-profile conservatives highlight Freedom Summit in Manchester
- Nashua, Manchester drug courts could open by fall if federal grants get approved
- Brown’s announcement has resurrected NH Republican Party
- Yet another ‘best places to live’ list gets compiled, and Nashua doesn’t do so well
- Loss of hospital tax would put state budget writers on the ropes
- NH bat population continues to decline
- NH Judge: Medicaid tax on hospitals unconstitutional
Union Leader
- GOP rally in Manchester fires up party faithful
- Shaheen, Brown matchup expected to be a pricey race
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Distracted-driving bill getting favorable looks
- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders makes appearance at New Hampshire Institute of Politics
- Big-name Republicans descend on NH for Freedom Summit
Concord Monitor
- Republican presidential hopefuls test waters at GOP event
Citizen of Laconia
- Hassan addresses Alzheimer's forum in DC
- NH housing survey reveals generational mismatches
- GOP presidential hopefuls flock to NH event
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Dover is county’s growing hot spot
- Vt. Sen. Sanders speaks in NH as he mulls 2016 run
Keene Sentinel
- Economic growth has been slow, but employee wages in Cheshire County still inched up

April 12, 2014

- Reams says he'll work to clear name as Rockingham County attorney
Union Leader
- Rand Paul offers his 'libertarian twist' on conservatism
- Hospital tax ruled invalid a second time
- Ex-governors gather to boost Bridges House
Seacoast Online
- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul shares vision in Pease visit
- Shaheen presses feds to hand over building to city
- Navy chief praises shipyard's excellence
- Shaheen, NH Senate alarmed over painkiller
- White nose syndrome ravages NH bat population
- Brown takes aim at health law as Dems fire back
- Rand Paul kicks off GOP summit with rally in Dover
Nashua Telegraph
- Hospital tax ruled unconstitutional, pokes big hole in NH budget
- Prosecutors to challenge ruling to reinstate Reams
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rand Paul rallies GOP troops in Dover talk
Concord Monitor
- Rand Paul: To win, Republicans must broaden message
- Second judge declares NH Medicaid Enhancement Tax on hospitals unconstitutional
- Medicaid managed care for developmentally disabled people, substance abuse treatment delayed indefinitely
- NH attorney general to challenge ruling to reinstate Reams

April 11, 2014
Concord Monitor
- Brown’s official entrance into U.S. Senate race met with excitement from NH Republicans
- Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger visits Concord High School to promote film, positivity
- NH casino supporters tout revenue sharing among all communities
- On revote, NH Senate panel endorses death penalty repeal measure
- Reams ready to return as Rockingham County attorney
- NH falls short on fruit, veggie servings
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Brown makes Senate bid official
- Judge: Reams' suspension unlawful
- New U.S. citizens proud to be American
Keene Sentinel
- Scarborough to headline local Republicans dinner
Nashua Telegraph
- NH casino supporters urge House committee to back bill
- Less syrup this year for maple producers in NH
- Judge reinstates suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams
- Committee backs death penalty repeal on revote
- Scott Brown kicks off U.S. Senate run in Portsmouth
- Seacoast towns plan for sea level rise at climate summit
Seacoast Online
- Brown officially begins Senate bid in Portsmouth
- Protesters stake out hotel before Brown campaign kickoff
- Brown supporters cite his 'independent voice' for NH
- Seabrook police officer faces trial in alleged brutality video case
- Judge reinstates Reams; AG will appeal ruling
- Testimony supports SB 348, bill aimed to raise awareness of sexual assault
- U.S. to Manchester school district: Do better
- $25M in community aid added to N.H. casino bill
Union Leader
- Judge reinstates suspended Rockingham County attorney
- Scott Brown formally launches NH campaign for Senate
- Committee gets votes needed to kill death penalty repeal bill for Granite State
- Senate hopeful Brown: health law costs liberty
- Poll shows Brown gaining on Shaheen
- New casino bill includes more money for cities, towns

April 10, 2014
Union Leader
- Speedway, NH casino called a natural fit, track's GM says
- Privacy foremost at hearing on NH bill to restrict government spying, commercial use of drones
- Ayotte fears killer Addison's sentence will be commuted
- Dave Solomon's Granite Status: Pro-pot activists post fake photo on governor's website
- Suspended Rockingham County Attorney pushes for return
- Governor appoints STEM task force
- Little support for annulment for restoring gun rights
- Senate committee splits on death penalty repeal; issue to be decided next week on floor
- Potholes damaging tires across New Hampshire
- Timberlane students to perform ‘Sweeney Todd’
- UNH expert to investigate Washington landslide
- Poll shows growing support for marijuana legalization
Concord Monitor
- NH House committee takes testimony on bill to annul mental health records
- Ayotte: Death penalty repeal could effectively commute Addison’s sentence
- Dangerous ‘polar plunge’ trend causes concern for NH school districts
- New Hampshire Motor Speedway talks casino with Loudon selectmen
- Sugaring season ends on sour note
- Student video aims to reduce texting behind the wheel
- Granite Staters see business conditions improving
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Navy soliciting ideas for reuse of former shipyard prison
- Childhood sex abuse survivor testifies for Senate bill
- New casino bill before NH House committee
- Senate panel to revisit tie vote on repeal measure
- Senate hopeful Brown: Health law costs liberty
Nashua Telegraph
- Americans For Prosperity admits wrongdoing after copying full news stories
- NH House panel hears arguments on gun rights for those with past mental health problems
- Bill to allow signs along highways hits bipartisan roadblock
- Committee formed to make STEM education recommendations
- NH House panel tackles Senate's credit check bill
- Under Senate's casino bill, NH towns would see new revenue
- Report citing 90% rate increase under ACA called into question
- STEM taskforce of parents, profs and administrators plan for future workforce
- Feds' new railroad safety rules could affect propane transport on Seacoast
Seacoast Online
- Suspended county attorney: Allegations 'exaggerated'
- Drivers asked to be 'patient' with Spaulding Turnpike project
- NH bill looks at mental health records in gun buys

April 9, 2014
Concord Monitor
- Several changes proposed for NH medical marijuana law
- Hassan declares ‘Equal Pay Day’ as Democrats urge NH House to pass wage fairness bill
- Vermont’s Sanders eyes president bid, heads to NH
- Volunteers and state officials pay tribute in Concord to victims of violent crime
- 4-cent gas, diesel tax increase before NH House panel
- Senate panel tied on death penalty repeal bill
- Former Rockingham County judge reprimanded
- Salem officials hoping for casino passage by NH House
- State gets a C+ for transparency on spending
- Fish and Game: Leave wild animals alone
- State to erect reflective road signs
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Judge retires, is reprimanded after sexist comment
- Gas price update: No increase in NH
- New Hampshire groups host immigrant job fair
- Bill allows people to annul mental health records
Keene Sentinel
- Senate candidate Jim Rubens stops in Keene and Surry, talks issues
Nashua Telegraph
- NH gets ‘C+’ for transparency about government spending, down from year before
- Gas tax opponent calls himself ‘skunk at the lawn party,’ says tax hike is foregone conclusion
- NH tax burden is (almost) lowest in country despite lots of property tax
- Hassan pushes for pay equity between men, women in NH
- NH Paycheck Fairness Act gets warm welcome in House
- Medical marijuana advocates: Grown-your-own option needed with delays in law
- Wind farm owner OK with expanding ski slopes at Balsams if safety isn't an issue
- Harsh winter was great for the ski industry
- Republican candidates for U.S. Senate debate, Scott Brown declines invite
- House Speaker Norelli optimistic gas tax increase will pass
- 'Paycheck Fairness' advocates rally as bill moves to House
Seacoast Online
- Portsmouth on record opposing Sea-3 expansion
- NH Senate panel tied on death penalty repeal bill
- Bernie Sanders visiting NH, considers run for president
Union Leader
- Right to use drone technology debated over issues of privacy by NH Senate committee
- Senate committee splits on death penalty repeal; issue to be decided next week on floor
- Business groups tell lawmakers they support gas tax hike
- Judge retires following allegations of sexist comments
- Bill would provide protections for oil pre-buy customers
- Scott Brown gets praise from The Donald
- Following Shaheen, Shea-Porter asks her GOP opponents to take 'People's Pledge'
- Citizens for Strong NH begins week long radio ads hitting Shaheen
- 'Morning Joe' Scarborough to keynote Cheshire Co. GOP event

April 8, 2014
- Historic pool to be replaced in Durham
- Rockingham County attorney returns to court to seek reinstatement
- Shaheen camp calls on Brown to sign outside-money pledge
- Scott Brown to officially retire from National Guard
- Scott Brown to formally enter Senate contest Thursday
Union Leader
- Surveys: NH health premiums up 90%; more people insured under Obamacare
- Retired judge reprimanded, told remarks were sexist
- Lack of 'hot spell' has made for mild mud season so far in central NH
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock won’t prescribe painkiller Zohydro ER
- Ayotte lends support to bill that gives companies incentive to hire vets
Seacoast Online
- Durham agrees to let UNH build new pool
- No ruling yet in Reams case; Supreme Court appeal deemed likely
- Politicians call for campaign finance reform, urge residents to join the movement
- Brown to officially announce run for Senate in Port City on Thursday
- NH utility experiments encourage conservation
- Brown tells supporters he'll make it official Thursday
- Hearing to challenge Anthem's network postponed
- Hundreds of Red Sox fans pack Statehouse plaza to see David Ortiz
- Shaheen, Ayotte press for more heating funds
- Opponents question residency of likely GOP governor candidate
Nashua Telegraph
- David Ortiz appears at NH Statehouse to promote new Red Sox scratch ticket
- Scott Brown to announce candidacy for U.S. Senate Thursday, set to miss debate Tuesday
- Retired NH Superior Court judge addresses gender remarks after being reprimanded
Foster's Daily Democrat
- AG: Heroin biggest problem state is facing right now
- Anthem claims Frisbie patient had no standing for state hearing
- Nominees for NH teacher of the year to gather
- 4 cent gas, diesel tax hike before NH panel
- Reams seeks immediate reinstatement
- NH House hearing set on gas tax
- More women are owning businesses in NH
Concord Monitor
- Scott Brown to run for U.S. Senate in NH
- NH House panel holding hearing on new casino plan

April 7, 2014
Concord Monitor
- In New Hampshire schools, dissection opt-out an option
- NH Senate bill aims to nip false patent claims
- Salem JROTC program to end
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Harsh winter takes its toll on towns, roads, motorists
- County attorney back in court to argue for his job
- New Hampshire relaunches Red Sox lottery ticket
Keene Sentinel
- Republican race for governor draws two so far
Nashua Telegraph
- Christie spokesman leaves for Brown campaign in NH
- Elderly, disabled and low income, and many veterans, can apply for property tax relief
- Long winter delays spring planting
Seacoast Online
- University of New Hampshire sources more seafood
- NH senators address state's heroin woes
Union Leader
- Third wind farm company withdraws leases for Newfound-area project
- Rockingham County attorney returns to court to seek reinstatement
- Hundreds of students compete in NH Science Olympiad

April 6, 2014
- Has a power crisis arrived in New Hampshire?
Seacoast Online
- NH in grips of heroin ‘epidemic’
- New Hampshire to digitize historic records, photos
- House panels consider Senate gas, diesel tax hike
Union Leader
- NH officials again request options for Northern Pass path
- Efforts on rise to protect pets from domestic violence
- Students get an online crash course in safe driving
- Liquor wars: It's all about Law vs. the state
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Gun-rights debate to enter next phase
- Teacher says she was dismissed for refusing to unfriend students
Concord Monitor
- Heroin has ‘corrosive effect’ in New Hampshire
- In U.S. Senate primary, Brown’s opponents tout gun records
- Capital Beat: Just who is Walter Havenstein?
- NH lakes group upset after runoff from I-93 construction
- NH investing program focuses on women
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH marijuana debate is complicated
Keene Sentinel
- Scott Brown stops in Keene during visit to Cheshire County
- Keene State College inaugurates its 10th president

April 5, 2014
- Health, government officials seek solutions on drug addiction
- Former aide to serve as Scott Brown campaign manager
- Meet the Candidates: U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens
Union Leader
- Judge suggests reinstatement possible for Rockingham County AG Jim Reams
- Historic ice-out of Winnipesaukee expected
- NH Food Bank is breaking the cycle of food insecurity
Nashua Telegraph
- More NH emergency responders to carry anti-overdose drug Narcan
- Did NH cut its electricity use during the Earth Hour ‘lights-out’ event? Maybe
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Heroin leads list of overdose killers in NH
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

April 4, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH Senate committee hears testimony on death penalty repeal
- NH Legislature considers giving attorney general FTC’s power to review hospital collaborations
- State panel says PSNH should drop power plants
- NH’s senators speak out against more base closings
- Timberlane amends school board rules on free speech rights
- Potholes make their mark on southern NH
- Former chief justice wants NH death penalty repealed
Foster's Daily Democrat
- UNH reports warn of drastic climate change
- Guinta: Opponent may not represent Republicans
- Real estate activity takes a dive in 2014
Nashua Telegraph
- Firm opposition to death penalty at hearing
- Hassan delays portion of Medicaid managed care plan
- Former chief justice says NH should repeal death penalty
Seacoast Online
- PSNH urged to divest its power plants
- Opponents urge end to death penalty in NH
- Scammans endorse Innis for Congress
Union Leader
- Fate of cop-killer Michael Addison shapes death penalty repeal debate before Senate panel
- LNG official says no need to build pipeline
- Legislator calls for closing of Groton wind farm
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Campaigns, carpetbaggers, change, and 'Ciao'
- Senate committee holds hearing on death penalty repeal
- Sen. Kelly Ayotte questions General Motors amid recall controversy

April 3, 2014
Union Leader
- PUC report says PSNH should sell its plants and the public should pay
- Hearing on death penalty repeal today
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Surprise! Scott Brown is running for US Senate, announcement planned
- March's state revenue beats estimates by more than $6.7m
- Think tank says NH tax burden among lowest
- Republican Walt Havenstein running for governor
- Lingering winter delays planting season
- Havenstein enters GOP race for governor
- 2014 fishing season underway in New Hampshire
- Analysis: What a difference a month makes for NHGOP
- Brown plans to officially announce run for U.S. Senate
Concord Monitor
- Republican Havenstein enters NH governor’s race despite eligibility questions
- NH measure would bar discrimination against gays
- NH tax receipts continue positive trend
- Politically active couple, high-tech firm honored by UNH
Citizen of Laconia
- Boat bill aims at invasive species
- 'Sweeney Todd' supporters address Timberlane administration
- NH lawmaker study proposal constitutional amendment for gay rights
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Frisbie Memorial Hospital to argue ACA network inadequate
- Rockingham County healthiest, Strafford scores low
- 6 New Hampshire firms awarded job training grants
- Senate committee tackles death penalty repeal
Nashua Telegraph
- Campaign finance reform protestors gather at Nashua City Hall, voice anger over Supreme Court ruling
- Concern for dwindling moose population expressed at first of three Fish and Game public hearings
- House hears benefit of benefit corporations
- Loophole means many child restraints go unreported in NH
- Ban on discrimination against gays goes before House committee
- Students sit in at Dartmouth over diversity issues
- Senate bill calls for more transparency on political spending
- Report: PSNH plants would be worth little on open market
Seacoast Online
- Ayotte speaks out against move to close bases
- Former defense contractor running for NH governor

April 2, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH Senate hears testimony on bill to ban cell phones while driving
- NH Legislature considers new guidelines to regulate state wind energy
- NH Sen. Pres. Chuck Morse: Money for mental health settlement won’t all be state money
- Citizen groups push for U.S. Senate money pledge from NH candidates
Citizen of Laconia
- Amid ice, open water fishing begins
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH measure would bar discrimination against gays
- County commissioners support police shooting range, drug task force
Nashua Telegraph
- Concern for dwindling moose population expressed at first of three Fish and Game public hearings
- Nashua school board members look to delay Smarter Balanced test
- New Hampshire debates cellphone ban while driving
- NH homes sales drop, prices climb in February
- Unexpected reactor shutdown at Seabrook nuclear plant
- List of candidates grows to replace suspended Rockingham County attorney
Seacoast Online
- Nuclear reactor shutdown caused by electrical issue
- White House gets call in city dispute
- Joe Plaia adds name to Rockingham attorney race
- Sea-level rise poses concern in the Seacoast
Union Leader
- Case made to Senate panel for ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Common Cause, Public Citizen push People’s Pledge; Councilor Pappas seeking reelection
- Health insurance enrollment could approach 30,000 in NH
- Earth Day Festival, 100th birthday of NH Audubon to be held in April
- Sources: Republican Walter Havenstein to run for governor

April 1, 2014
- Several NH ski areas close for season
- Surge of signups as health care deadline arrives
- Scott Brown still technically exploring, but telling people he's running for Senate
Union Leader
- Bill passes, pipeline worries remain
- Dalton senator's bill addresses possible future oil spills
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Dueling videos by Dems, GOP focus on Brown, Shaheen
- Battle lines drawn, again, over latest casino gambling plan
Seacoast Online
- Councilors, feds clash over McIntyre building
- Climate summit tackles sea-level rise, storms
- Anti-gambling group fighting new NH casino bill
- 99 percent bat mortality found in some NH caves infected with white nose
- Anti-gambling group pushes back against Senate plan for two casinos
- NH delegation and French ambassador cut ribbon at Rochester's new aerospace manufacturing plant
- NH gets share of national settlement with J.P. Morgan
Nashua Telegraph
- Senate hopeful Jim Rubens talks education with students at Nashua’s Academy of Science and Design
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Area residents sign up for ACA's health insurance
- NHACLU challenges Timberlane gag order
- NH Legislature hits half-way mark
- Anti-gambling coalition renews efforts
Concord Monitor
- Anti-casino groups speak against NH Senate’s two-casino bill
- Associated Grocers of New England receives worker training grant

March 31, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH fire departments expanding roles
- NH small businesses frustrated, confused, hesitant about Affordable Care Act
- NH bucked 2012 House Republican trend
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Breastfeeding bill expected to clarify mother’s rights
- HB 496: DWI first offenders could obtain a limited driver’s license
- Aerospace companies mark opening of NH plant
- Monday is deadline to sign up for health law in NH
- Ayotte highlights importance of U.S. attack submarine fleet
Nashua Telegraph
- NH school board chairman says Nashua still on track for Smarter Balanced test
- Obamacare rolls into NH like a political campaign - and wins
Seacoast Online
- It's time to put away the birdfeeders in NH
Union Leader
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: NHGOP wastes no time raising Shaheen’s sales tax support as governor
- Flooding follows wet weekend in New Hampshire

March 30, 2014
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua teachers’ absenteeism rate better than national average
- Bill to restore gun ownership displeases NH governor
Seacoast Online
- State lab uses science in fight against crime
- Congressional hopeful Innis is gay and Republican
- Nine Seacoast legislators have perfect voting records
- NH Rebellion leader to speak at UNH on Monday
- Panel considers bill repealing NH death penalty
Union Leader
- Timberlane school board's 'gag order' may spur lawsuit
- NH gets failing grade for consumer access to health care costs
- Farmers lament effects of long, snowy winter
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Brown's comment goes viral, Shaheen takes knocks on Obamacare
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Bills to get fresh looks after House-Senate swap
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: Reading the tea leaves on casino gambling (and more)
- NH Senate panel considers ban on cell phones while driving
- NH bill would ban limits on sex offender residency
- Some see ethical dilemma with NH liquor sales aiding nonprofits
Keene Sentinel
- Vermont Yankee gets certificate, can continue operating through 2014

March 29, 2014
- New Hampshire maple producers finally see good weather approaching
- Back from trip overseas, Ayotte comments on Russian aggression
Union Leader
- Manchester soldier awarded Purple Heart a humble hero
- U.S.S. Miami decommissioned at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: NHGOP, Shaheen camp trade more charges on Obamacare
Seacoast Online
- Navy says goodbye to USS Miami
- UNH student's 'urine diversion' program cleans water, fertilizes farms
- The fight against human trafficking in NH
Nashua Telegraph
- Did ex-BAE chief, pondering gubernatorial run, live in Maryland or in New Hampshire?
- Winter won’t end, so deadline extended to apply for heating fuel assistance from Southern NH Services
Keene Sentinel
- Republicans in Cheshire County not feeling blue
Concord Monitor
- NH insurance regulator sets health network hearing

March 28, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH Senate passes two-casino bill, keeps expanded gambling hopes alive
- NH Senate creates process to annul mental health records, allow for gun purchases
- NH Senate votes to increase gas tax for road, bridge repairs
- NH Senate votes to lift ban on billboard liquor ads
Conway Daily Sun
- Rise and shine: Bears are waking up and looking for food
- NH Senate approves 4-cent gas tax hike
- School lunch programs losing revenue, reimbursement
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Healthcare expert says the ACA is ‘dangerous’
- Gov. Hassan praises state’s successes before SCU audience
Nashua Telegraph
- Billboards for alcohol, turnpike service signs are approved
- Census: Urbanized counties of NH grow as the rural counties shrink
- State senate passes gas tax, measure heads to House where it’s expected to pass
- Medicaid expansion signed into law: Democrats claim victory, Republicans stay away
- NH policy aimed at students who don’t want to work on animals
- NH Senate passes bill to allow two casinos in the state
- NH health cost website remains inoperative for months
- Hassan signs Medicaid expansion
- Senate approves gas tax on 15-9 vote
Seacoast Online
- NH Senate passes casino bill
- Hassan signs Medicaid expansion into law
- NH Senate votes to save $15M surplus
- UNH law school hosts forum on human trafficking
Union Leader
- Casino for NH gets another chance at coming into being
- Gas tax bill that would eliminate Merrimack tollbooth cruises through Senate
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: After Medicaid Expansion signing at State House, Dems take aim at ... Scott Brown
- NH's oldest operating Town Meeting place receives grants
- NH congressional delegation backs aid to Ukraine
- Horse ban near water supply sparks controversy
- NH Senate votes to temporarily raise gas tax
- Gov. Maggie Hassan signs Medicaid expansion into law

March 27, 2014
Union Leader
- Maple producers hope for weather to turn corner
- House kills bill to legalize marijuana
- Six New England senators call for investigation into natural gas prices
- Reams' attorney seeks AG’s investigation information
- NH House votes continued support for common core education standards
- Shaheen urges feds to approve NH Medicaid expansion
- Ray Burton's years of service to NH to be honored
- House votes against legalizing marijuana
- Jim Reams to fight for job in court hearing
- NH, Maine, tanker owner settle on Sarah Long Bridge crash
Concord Monitor
- NH House strongly defeats bill to legalize pot
- Concord’s BearCat delayed by manufacturer Lenco
- NH House votes against dismantling Common Core
- Hassan, NH businesses to visit Turkey in June
- Case of suspended Rockingham County attorney goes to court
Citizen of Laconia
- Commissioners to tackle budget cuts
Conway Daily Sun
- Senate candidate Rubens says 'people are tired of business as usual'
- Reams to avoid criminal charges
- NH House rejects legalizing marijuana
- Liquor store owners divided on opening early on Sundays
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Reams goes to court; judge says he’ll weigh evidence motion
- Decommissioning ceremony Friday for USS Miami
- NH Senate takes up revised casino plan
- State Department official visits NH
- NH Senate considers hiking gas, diesel tax 4 cents
Nashua Telegraph
- Report: Hillsborough County is healthy, but not as healthy as others in NH
- House stands behind new education standards, votes down five attempts to cancel or delay Common Core
- NH House reverses position on marijuana legalization, killing legislation Wednesday
- Governor to lead NH trade mission to Turkey
- Pending contracts show weakness in NH construction outlook
- It's last call for health sign-ups in NH
- For many NH charter schools, finding a home is easier said than done
- NH House kills recreational marijuana
- House rejects anti-Common Core bills
- Report: Rockingham County NH's healthiest; Coos at bottom of list
Seacoast Online
- Propane train plan spurs downtown Portsmouth safety concerns
- NH House rejects legalizing one ounce of pot
- Reams asks to see evidence in case against him
- Conway announces candidacy for Rockingham County attorney
- House passes unlicensed driving bill
- Report: Rockingham is NH's healthiest county
- Shaheen urges feds to expedite Medicaid waivers

March 26, 2014
Concord Monitor
- In Nashua, Vice President Joe Biden applauds NH worker training programs
- Republican NH gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway releases privacy-related policy platform
- NH Medicaid expansion bill passes House, goes to governor
- New England seeks to tap Canadian hydropower
Citizen of Laconia
- Cities, towns hit hard by strong winter
- Timberlane School Board bars members from talking to press
- Surge in NH fuel aid requests expected
- Biden touts job training in NH visit
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Brown tours Frisbie, sympathizes with hospital’s plight
- NH forum addresses small business health plans
- NH House considers legalizing 1 ounce of marijuana
- Light snow in latest NH storm, spring in sight
- More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets
Keene Sentinel
- State transportation commissioner advocates in Keene for NH gas tax
Nashua Telegraph
- VP Biden visits Nashua, says ‘I’m here about jobs, not mine’
- Jim Rubens vows to protect gun owners at Hudson shop, continues Second Amendment tour all week
- Before to Biden’s visit, bus tour in Nashua promotes $10.10 minimum wage
- NH House approves Medicaid expansion; 202-132 vote sends plan to Gov. Hassan for signature
- In Nashua, Biden praises job training and Medicaid expansion
- NH House votes to expand Medicaid
- Cold weather to boost PSNH bid to hang on to power plants
- Few changes thus far in Manchester Common Core rewrite, critics and proponents unmoved
- Brown speaks against Obamacare at Frisbie Hospital
- Bus tour stop in NH pushes Sen. Ayotte to support minimum wage hike
Seacoast Online
- NH House sends Senate Medicaid plan to governor
- Biden, possible '16 hopeful, promotes jobs in NH
Union Leader
- Solid evidence points to late, record ice-out on Lake Winnipesaukee
- ‘Give America a Raise’ tour glides into NH
- NH House rejects bill declaring that life begins at conception
- House approves Medicaid expansion
- House bill might help lower PSNH electric rates, supporters say
- Proposed bill would increase unemployment benefits for some middle-income wage earners
- House approves $3 billion for 10-year highway plan
- Biden: 'I'm here about jobs, not mine'
- Scott Brown blasts Affordable Care Act during Rochester visit
- NH House sends Senate Medicaid plan to governor
- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to visit NH

March 25, 2014
- Vermont governor to address NH Democratic dinner
- VP Biden and U.S. Labor Secretary to visit Nashua job site
- Shaheen starts radio ads hitting Brown over 'pledge'
Union Leader
- Another carrier to offer health plans through Obamacare in NH
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Potential '16 presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to return to NH
- VP Biden, Secretary of Labor to visit Nashua Works Center Tuesday
Seacoast Online
- On board the Ghost Ship: Officials take a tour of new stealth craft
- Fuel assistance available to area residents in need
- Scott Brown faces history, residency questions in NH bid
- NH chamber poll: Support for casino, Northern Pass
- Incorrect rates charged to smokers with insurance policies on the exchange
- Thousands in NH face flood insurance premium hike
- Sen. Ayotte calls for harsher sanctions against Russia
- Not slots? Electronic Lucky 7 machines may be NH's next gambling game
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua chamber forum tackles issues behind upcoming bills in NH Legislature
- VP Biden to appear at state unemployment office in Nashua, press and public availability limited
- IRS says NH may be due $3.2 million in refunds from 2010
- GOP candidate for governor backs privacy issues
Keene Sentinel
- Keene agency looking to build more senior housing
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH House considers Senate plan to expand Medicaid
- Brown works to overcome residency questions
- Biden, possible '16 hopeful, off to New Hampshire
- NH may require meeting agendas to be set 72 hours before meeting
- NH provider network rules to get review
Concord Monitor
- Minuteman Health receives NH insurance license
- Survey: NH residents oppose gas tax increase
- Insurance department to hold hearing on possible changes to network adequacy rules
- Shaheen hits Brown on outside money in first campaign ad
- Steep flood insurance premium increase a jolt to Seacoast residents

March 24, 2014
Concord Monitor
- U.S. lawmakers, during visit to Ukraine, call for continued aid against Russian threat
- Idling police cruisers: a necessary nuisance?
Citizen of Laconia
- Delegation omits commissioner from its minutes
- Biden to put spotlight on job training in NH
- NH students get lesson in farm life
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH House voting on plan to expand Medicaid to 50k
- Thousands in NH face flood premium hike
Nashua Telegraph
- VP Biden to visit Nashua Tuesday for workforce development event, GOP urges top Democrats to attend
- Biden Nashua trip Tues. coincides with rally by minimum wage-hike supporters
- Residents worry shipping propane by rail could hurdle Seacoast toward disaster
Seacoast Online
- Vigil held in support of repealing NH death penalty
Union Leader
- In Kiev, NH Sen. Ayotte backs sanctions against Russia
- Daughter proves an asset at Brown stop in Manchester
- Potential snow  'bomb' may hit NH this week
Political Tracker
Ayotte: Medical device tax is 'onerous'

Seacoast Online — 4/23/2014

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said in a tour Tuesday of the Novocure facility at 150 Commerce Way that the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device companies "is a disincentive to startups."
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House committee pans Senate-backed plan for two casinos

LFDA Virtual Town Hall — 4/23/2014

A Senate plan to legalize two casinos could be headed for a familiar fate in the House, after members of the Ways and Means committee voted 11-9 Tuesday to kill the proposal.


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March 1, 2014
Union Leader: John DiStaso's Granite Status: Effective Legislators
September 12, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Many in NH believe full day kindergarten should not be required
August 23, 2013
NHBR: Should genetically modified food be labeled?
August 10, 2013
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire should put labels on genetically modified food
May 22, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Casino gambling slightly favored, but New Hampshire is hardly 'all in'
April 5, 2013
NHBR: Should state aid recipients be drug-tested?
February 21, 2013

NHBR: Should NH raise its minimum wage?
January 12, 2013
Union Leader: Should NH reinstate the 10 cents tobacco tax it cut?
November 1, 2012
WGIR: LFDA interview with Paul Westcott
August 17, 2012
Concord Monitor: Bonfire of pledges to be held tonight; Just trying to help (letter to the editor)
August 16, 2012
Union Leader: NH property taxes not what some claim they are
August 15, 2012
Union Leader: Alliance says PolitiFact stretched 'truth' on property tax ranking
July 27, 2012
Foster's Daily Democrat: Disclose act not a panacea, but ... 
April 26, 2012
Laconia Citizen: Popularity of medicinal, recreational marijuana appears to be growing
April 8, 2012
Seacoast Online: Granite Staters support same-sex marriage
January 8, 2012 Mitt maintains steady pace in Concord
December 29, 2011

Seacoast Online: First-in-the-nation primary is a privilege
December 25, 2011
Seacoast Online: What do Granite Staters really think about guns?
December 16, 2011 Bachmann impresses in GOP debate, The Battle of Romney
November 30, 2011 There will be blood
November 11, 2011
Union Leader: Portsmouth Herald given First Amendment award
September 14, 2011
Seacoast Online: Thorsen brings Free State pledge to Portsmouth council race
July 9, 2011
Keene Sentinel: Facebook meets free speech
February 26, 2010
Business NH Magazine: Live Free or Die: More than a motto
February 22, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance aims to empower citizens
February 17, 2010
NH Insider: Gregg Rejects Expanded Gambling during LFDA Webcast
February 14, 2010
Concord Monitor: No debates (Shira Schoenberg column)
February 12, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance sets up Web forums to engage N.H

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Keene Sentinel


Nashua Telegraph


New Hampshire Public Radio


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New Hampshire Union Leader

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Seacoast Online


Valley News

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